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The conference of the birds

The conference of the birds
29th May 2017 Cities and Memory

Chattering birdsong today from Beihai Park in Beijing, China, as recorded by Mark Wilden.

The sound has been given a rather special treatment by Oxford-based artist Richard Watts, who writes:

“The inspiration for this piece came from a work by Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar called ‘The conference of the birds’.

“I used samples of the various birds calls, some of which I slowed or reversed.

“The background ‘pad’ sound is a very slowed sample of the original recording put through various effects.”

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